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Merkel, Abe differ on how to fix world economy

Meseberg - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday disagreed on how best to kick-start the global economy ahead of a G7 meeting this month.

China wants 'cooperation, not confrontation' with Japan

Bejing - Beijing wants to establish a relationship with Japan based on "cooperation, not confrontation", China's foreign minister told his Japanese counterpart Saturday.

Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid 'public flatulence'

Toukyo - A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public "belching or flatulence" in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident.

Mitsubishi Motors fuel-cheating scandal widens on fresh admission

Toukyo - Japan's Mitsubishi Motors said Tuesday it has been using dodgy fuel-efficiency testing for 25 years and admitted it has no idea of the scale of the cheating that has plunged it into crisis.

France wins bid to build Australia's new submarines

Sydney - France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable".

France wins bid to build Australia's new submarines

Sydney - France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable".

France wins bid to build Australia's new submarines

Sydney - France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable".

Japan's nuclear authority to address deficiencies in IAEA report

Tokyo - Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority announced on Monday they would be revising some laws and nearly doubling their inspection staff, as well as sending some employees to the U.S. for further training in response to deficiencies found by the IAEA.

Famed Japan cat café closed down for animal neglect

A cat café in Japan has been raided and ordered closed over complaints of improper management of the animals in what has been described as the country’s first punishment of such establishment.

Japanese lawmakers, Cabinet minister visit Tokyo war shrine

Toukyo - Dozens of Japanese lawmakers including a Cabinet minister visited a Tokyo war shrine on Friday in a ritual angering China and South Korea, where memories of Japan's military and colonial record remain raw.

Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet

Toukyo - Japan's first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Japan's baby crisis may be raising U.S. house prices

The ways in which money flows around the world can be strange and fascinating. For instance, the lack of new infants being born in Japan, its "baby crisis," may be driving up real-estate prices in the US.

Automaker Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel-efficiency tests

Toukyo - Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on Wednesday admitted it falsified fuel-efficiency tests in more than 600,000 vehicles, after reports of misconduct sent its Tokyo-listed shares crashing.

Panama president seeks global efforts to handle tax haven row

Toukyo - Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela called on Tuesday for global efforts to tackle the "Panama Papers" scandal, insisting it is not a problem just for his country but the international financial system as a whole.

South Korea, Japan, U.S. warn Pyongyang over possible nuclear test

Seoul - South Korea, Japan and the United States on Tuesday warned North Korea of harsher sanctions and deeper isolation if it went ahead with a fifth nuclear test or other provocations.

UN envoy says Japanese media independence under threat

Toukyo - A UN special envoy urged the Japanese government on Tuesday to protect media independence, which he warned is facing "serious threats.

Japan opens prison to shelter twin quake evacuees

Uchino - Japan has resorted to opening a prison to those left homeless by two deadly earthquakes, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the challenges of dealing with tens of thousands who have fled their homes.

Panama president vows tax cooperation with OECD: Kyodo

Toukyo - Visiting Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela told a Japanese news agency on Monday that his country would cooperate with an OECD initiative to share tax information in the wake of the "Panama Papers" scandal.

Japan twin quakes turned hills into deadly cascades of mud

Nihon - When powerful -- and shallow -- twin earthquakes struck southern Japan barely 24 hours apart, the verdant hills that gracefully dominate the landscape turned into deadly cascades of mud.

Social networks offer comfort, confusion in Japan quake

Toukyo - People trapped under buildings that collapsed in Japan's double earthquakes used social media to chat to friends and keep their spirits up while they awaited rescue, reports said Sunday.

Japan rescuers race against landslides to reach quake victims

Uchino - Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil Sunday as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.

Scores trapped as Japan earthquakes toll hits 41

Kumamoto - Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.

New quake rocks Japan, killing one and damaging buildings

Kumamoto - A powerful earthquake hit southern Japan early Saturday, sending panicked residents from their homes and damaging buildings in a region where nerves were already frayed after a series of powerful tremors over the past two days.

Baby rescued after strong quakes hit Japan

Toukyo - Rescuers dramatically pulled a baby girl from a collapsed house early Friday more than six hours after a swarm of powerful earthquakes rocked southwestern Japan and left nine people dead.

Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

Toukyo - A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday, collapsing homes,sparking fires and leaving three people dead, media and government said, as officials scrambled to assess the extent of the damage.

Japanese prefer to study English in Philippines than in U.S., UK

Expensive tuition fees and high cost of living in the United States and the United Kingdom have prompted many Japanese to choose the Philippines to study English.

Fire damages Tokyo's famous Golden-gai bar district

Toukyo - Dozens of fire trucks on Tuesday rushed to extinguish a blaze which gutted four buildings in a famed Tokyo bar district.
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